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How Saving For Retirement is Like Surfing

Whether you live on the shores of Hawaii, or in the mountains of Colorado, you can learn a thing or two about preparing for retirement by observing surfers. That’s right, those bums without a pe…

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November 18 at 02:30pm · Comment · Read Article · Share
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The Benefits of Knowing Your Banker

How often do you walk into your bank? With the convenience of ATMs and online banking, many people only enter their bank on two occasions – to complain about an issue and to apply for a loan. Wh…

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November 18 at 02:30pm · Comment · Read Article · Share
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Should I Invest in Bitcoin? Here are the Pro’s and Con’s.

The year 2013 marked the notorious rise of Bitcoin. Although the currency has been around since 2010, last year, the virtual currency increased in value by over 1100%. In other words, had you bought $…

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November 18 at 02:30pm · Comment · Read Article · Share
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The True Cost of Your Commute – Your Time

Anyone who travels outside of North America recognizes that Americans drive more than nearly anyone else in the world. Even in the wealthiest cities of Europe and Asia, most people live close to work …

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April 23 at 07:50pm · Comment · Read Article · Share
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Characteristics of those whom have gone from Rags to Riches

When Anne Scheiber died at 101 years of age, she lived in a run-down, $400 a month, Manhattan apartment. Anne never received a promotion from her initial position at the IRS, and when she retired at 5…

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April 3 at 04:00pm · Comment · Read Article · Share
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Credit Union CD Rates in Florida Topping National Banks

If you’re stashing away funds in a CD in 2014, it’s likely not a decision you’re too excited with. So far this year we haven’t seen too much movement in shorter term deposit ra…

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March 10 at 04:10pm · Comment · Read Article · Share
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Top 6 Myths About Credit Cards

Credit cards seem to be pretty straightforward – you swipe a piece of plastic and pay the money back later. But if you’ve ever been shocked by your credit score or heard stories of good cr…

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January 29 at 06:30pm · Comment · Read Article · Share
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5 Ways to Financially Prepare Yourself for Divorce

No one wants to get a divorce. It can take a hit on your heart, of course, and your wallet. But it doesn’t have to spell out financial disaster for either of you. Here are five key strategies th…

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January 9 at 04:00pm · Comment · Read Article · Share
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Black Friday Banking Deals from Capital One 360 (2013)!

Every Friday after Thanksgiving Capital One loves to sweeten the pot for their already popular 360 checking and 360 savings accounts, continuing the tradition that was started long ago by ING Direct (…

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November 29 at 05:30pm · Comment · Read Article · Share
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Bank Branches Dead in < 10 Years

Remember Blockbuster Video? I know it was ages ago, but this was a company that essentially rented commercial space to put DVD’s on shelves for consumers to physically browse through. Kind of se…

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October 25 at 02:50pm · Comment · Read Article · Share
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Catching up with Overdraft Fees of Nation’s Largest Banks

A couple years ago when the nation’s largest banks put forth proposals to increase revenue by way of jacking-up fees – primarily overdraft fees and minimum balance requirement fees –…

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October 14 at 04:50pm · Comment · Read Article · Share
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Top 3 CD rates yielding above 2.0% APY

Well it’s been almost 6 months since we started to see the 10 year treasury bill tick upwards. Last spring was a record low, with rates on 10 year treasury notes just under 2 percent. Now, howev…

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October 2 at 04:00pm · Comment · Read Article · Share
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Sound Community Bank’s 9 month CD Special – 0.99% APY

Some community banks up here in the Pacific Northwest are finally getting in on the Facebook advertising game. Just saw one of the better CD rate specials of 2013 come through my newsfeed this morning…

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September 10 at 04:10pm · Comment · Read Article · Share
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How to Avoid the Most Common Car-Shopping Traps

Shopping for a new car is a heady feeling. If you are like most people, you’re going to get caught up in the emotion of the process, forgetting your head for your heart. If you’ve research…

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September 4 at 04:50pm · Comment · Read Article · Share
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Amex’s checking/debit option “Bluebird” treating cardholders quite well

Looks like American Express is doing the debit card market right. Amex’s “Bluebird” checking/debit card has topped the list in consumer reports lately and it’s pretty easy to s…

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August 28 at 05:10pm · Comment · Read Article · Share
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Amex’s prepaid option “Bluebird” treating cardholders quite well

Looks like American Express is doing the prepaid debit card market right. Amex’s “Bluebird” prepaid card has topped the list in consumer reports lately and it’s pretty easy to …

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August 27 at 09:10pm · Comment · Read Article · Share
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Here’s something we haven’t seen in years – 5 year CD yielding 2.0%

I gotta say I was pretty shocked when checking out our 5 year certificate of deposit database last weekend only to find the first 2.0% yield I’ve seen since 2010. It’s no secret that FDIC …

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August 15 at 07:00pm · Comment · Read Article · Share
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AIG Bank says “so long” to savers

Wow! AIG Bank has been in our database of top CD rates and savings accounts nationwide for as long as I can remember. Just this week, however, they’ve announced that come September 30th of this …

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August 15 at 07:00pm · Comment · Read Article · Share
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Capital One “Financial Independence” Sale – $100 Checking Bonus & More!

We’re glad to see that Capital One kept one of the best promotions ING Direct used to run annually after their acquistion – ‘The Financial Independence Day Sale’ promotions. Th…

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July 1 at 03:40pm · Comment · Read Article · Share
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Los Angeles, CA: Low Auto Loan Rates and Special Offers!

If you’ve been contemplating refinance your current auto loan rate or even if you’re looking to take out a new auto loan altogether you may want to move swiftly. Auto loan rates, and inter…

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June 17 at 03:00pm · Comment · Read Article · Share
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